Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Love of Lessons!

I have been teaching diving lessons for 30 years now and I still very much enjoy it! The reasons are many -- here are a few:

  • BIG FUN!
  • Low pressure.
  • Allows you to focus on the fundamentals.
  • Keeps you "grounded" (Yes, I know you can teach a back armstand twister from the 10M Platform -- but when was the last time you taught "Terrified Timmy" a front flip off the 1M Springboard!)
  • Keeps your creative juices flowing (refer to bullet point above -- sometimes you REALLY need to think outside of the box!)
  • Equally satisfying when "Little Non-athlete Johnny" learns a (simple) dive he never dreamed possible as when "Superstar Athlete" learns a "big trick" off 3M or 10M.
  • The smiles on the faces of the divers!
  • The smiles on the faces of the appreciative parents!
  • Helping to build self-confidence in young children.
  • Self-esteem boosting!
  • Teaching life lessons is never a bad thing!
  • Letting kids know that failure is okay and the greatest success comes in simply trying again!
Wishing you a SAFE and SUCCESSFUL Diving Season!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

World's Newest Diving Board!

If you were lucky enough to attend the 2013 USA Diving Winter Nationals at the University of Texas -- you might have been one of the few to get a glimpse of the world's newest diving board. It was made in Venezuela but can now be found in Miami, Florida and is available in two models -- English and Spanish. What is the name of the world's newest diving board?

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It is called The "DARIOflex"!